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Population

CountyPopulation
Logan County 29,746
Mason County13,898
Peoria County 187,319
Tazewell County 135,707
Woodford County 39,187
Greater Peoria405,857

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2015, 2014 Population Estimate

Ethnicity and Demographics

TypePopulationPercentage
Male199,37749.06%
Female207,07550.94%
Median Age (years)38.7-
Under 5 years 25,9636.39%
18 years and over311,02276.53%
65 years and over61,52915.14%
One race 397,97497.93%
  White347,81885.59%
  Black or African American38,4119.45%
  American Indian or Alaska Native7410.18%
  Asian7,9671.96%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.01%
  Some other Race3,0160.74%
Two or more Races8,4782.09%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)11,8982.93%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2015, 2013 American Community Survey

Labor and Workforce Statistics

CategoryStatistic
Labor Force – Greater Peoria198,403
Unemployment Rate5.98%
Average UE rate during 20147.0%
Employed186,578
Unemployed11,825

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2015, 2013 American Community Survey

Median Household Income

Area NameAverage
Logan County$47,133
Mason County$42,260
Peoria County$50,712
Tazewell County$56,067
Woodford County$66,639
Greater Peoria$53,458
Illinois State$56,797
National Average$53,046

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2015, 2013 American Community Survey

Hospitals

Major Hospitals
Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Advocate Eureka Hospital
Heartland Community
Mason District Hospital
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Pekin Hospital
UnityPoint Health Methodist - Proctor
Area includes:Level 1 Trauma Center in Central Illinois
with Life-Flight helicopter base
Downstate Heart Transplant Center
Children's Hospital of Illinois
U of I College of Medicine / Peoria
Research Facility

Greater Peoria Climate

Climate
RegionEastern
Midwest
Land Area2,471 sq. mi.
Average High Temperature60°
Average Low Temperature41°

Distances

Distances
Within 250 MilesOver 250 Miles
Springfield 72Atlanta 685
Chicago 141Dallas 806
St. Louis 158New York 901
Indianapolis 201Denver 914
Milwaukee 233Los Angeles 1953

Education State Averages

Education Illinois State Averages - 2014
Average SAT1802
Average ACT20.6
High School Graduation Rate86.00%

Source: Illinois State Board of Education, 2014

Higher Education and Vocation Training

Higher Education and Vocational Training
Benedictine Universityhttp://www.ben.edu/peoria/
Bradley Universitywww.bradley.edu
Eureka Collegewww.eureka.edu
Illinois Central Collegewww.icc.edu
Illinois Welding Schoolwww.illinoisweldingschool.com
Methodist Collegehttp://www.methodistcol.edu/
Mid Central 3 Dist. Council of Carpentershttp://mcircc.com/index.cfm
Midstate College www.midstate.edu
Robert Morris Collegewww.robertmorris.edu/peoria
Saint Francis College of Nursinghttp://www.sfmccon.edu/
University of Illinois Springfieldhttp://www.uis.edu/cbam/about/peoria/
U of I College of Medicinewww.uicomp.uic.edu

Media

TelevisionNewspapers
ABC / WHOICourier Publications
CBS / WMBDMetamora Herald
FOX / WYZZPeoria Journal Star
NBC / WEEKPeoria Times Newspaper
MY Network / WAOEPekin Daily Times
Public / WTVPWoodford County Journal

Utility Providers

Utility Providers
TelecommunicationsSBC Communications Inc., AT&T, Verizon, Gallatin
River Communications, MTCO, McLeod USA, MCI,
Sprint
Natural GasAmerenCILCO, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company
ElectricityAmerenCILCO, Commonwealth Edison, Illinois Power
WaterDunlap Water Works, Illinois American Water Co., North
Tazewell Public Water District, Pleasant Valley Public
Water District, Sundale Utilities, T-L Rural Water District
CableHeartland Cable Television, Comcast, Mediacom, TelStar
Cablevision, Inc.

Transportation

Transportation
AirportsGen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport,
various private airports
Barge LinesAmerican Commercial Barge Lines, ARTCO
Public Bus LineCityLink (M-Sat)
Rail LinesBNSF; Canadian National; Norfolk Southern; Union
Pacific; RailAmerica; Genesee & Wyoming; Iowa
Interstate Railroad; Pioneer Railroad; T & P
InterstatesI-74; I-55; I-474; Linkages to I-39; I-55; I-57; I-80; I-88;
and Highways Rt. 24; Rt. 29; Rt. 9; Rt. 150; Rt. 6; Rt. 8;
Rt. 40; Rt. 116

Gasoline Prices

Gasoline Prices

GradeCurrent (6/23/15)Last Month (5/23/15)Last Year (6/23/14)US Avg (6/23/15)
Regular $ 2.708$ 2.705$ 3.728$ 2.788
Mid $ 2.895$ 2.844$ 3.875$ 2.996
Premium $ 3.162$ 3.064$ 4.056$ 3.186
Diesel $ 2.725$ 2.764$ 3.917$ 2.857

Source: AAA Fuel Gauge Report, 6/23/15

Tourism

Tourism
Major Arts & Science
Peoria Riverfront Museum
http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/
Peoria Area Civic Choral
http://www.peoriacivicchorale.org/
Peoria Civic Opera Company
http://www.operalillinois.com/
Peoria Symphony Orchestra
http://www.peoriasymphony.org/
Peoria Ballet
http://www.peoriaballet.com/
Dinner Theatres
Barn II Dinner Theatre
http://www.barn2.com/
Corn Stock Theatre
http://www.cornstocktheatre.com/
Peoria Players
http://www.peoriaplayers.org/
Eastlight Theatre
http://www.eastlighttheatre.com/
Sports
Peoria Chiefs Pro Baseball
Bradley University
Peoria Rivermen Hockey
State Boys Baseball
Steamboat Classic
Shopping
The Shoppes at Grand Prairie
http://www.theshoppesatgrandprairie.com/
Northwoods Mall
http://www.simon.com/
Recreation
Peoria Park Districts
http://www.peoriaparks.org/
Peoria Civic Center
http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/
Par-A-Dice Casino
http://www.par-a-dice.com/
Wildlife Prairie State Park
http://www.wildlifeprairiepark.com/
Landmark Recreational Center
http://www.landmarkrec.com/
Annual Events
Peoria Air Show
Central Illinois Auto Show
East Peoria Festival of Lights
Heart of Illinois Fair
Morton Pumpkin Festival
Pekin Marigold Festival
Santa Claus Parade
Steamboat Days
The Taste of Peoria
Peoria Art Guild Fine Arts Fair
Eureka Lilac Festival
AND MANY MORE!

No. of Major Hotels/Motels
Peoria County31
Tazewell County24
Woodford County1

Retail Sales

Annual Retail Sales
Greater Peoria$1,574,053,851

EMSI 2013